Caramel Apple Tarts with Cinnamon Cutouts

These tiny tarts burst with big caramel-apple flavor in every bite--perfect petite desserts or party fare.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/2
teaspoon granulated sugar
Dash of ground cinnamon
3/4
cup apple cider or apple juice
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
medium tart apple, chopped
1/2
cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Unroll crust on work surface. Pat or roll into 12-inch circle. With 3 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 8 rounds from pie crust. Reserve dough scraps. Fit rounds into 8 ungreased regular-size muffin cups, gently pressing in bottoms and up sides; prick sides and bottoms with fork.
  • 2 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. With canapé cutter, cut 8 small autumn shapes from dough scraps that have been rolled together. Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together apple cider and cornstarch. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter. Add cornstarch mixture and brown sugar. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in apple. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 5 Fill tart shells with apple mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Just before serving, top each tart with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and 1 cinnamon cutout. Cover and refrigerate any remaining tarts.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Tart
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    19g
    19%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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